Theatre

National Theatre Live - the finest productions, the greatest writers, directors and actors, broadcast live from The National.  It's a unique theatre experience which gets you so close to the action you can almost feel the actors' spit on your face - at a fraction of the price of the real thing, too.   Complete with backstage tours, interviews with the principals and additional insight in to the process of bringing you the show.  And, just occasionally, we showcase the best of the rest - from the RSC, for example.  Watch this proscenium arch...

With allocated seating, just like in the West End!  Please arrive by 6:45, which is when the NT Live extra content begins.  We hope that everyone will have drink in hand and be seated by 7:00, when the live performance starts.  

For the 2015/16 NT Live season Lexi members will be able to use their £2 discount to keep the price at £15.  Otherwise the price will be rising to £17. 

We are also pleased to be bringing you the best of the plays from Kenneth Branagh's new theatre company!

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Tamsin Greig (one of our enduring favourites, and a Lexi local) is 'Malvolia' in this new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy.  

Following a shipwreck Viola is washed ashore, but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own she refashions herself as a boy and calls herself Cesario.  When she is taken into service by the Duke Orsino, a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love begins. But where music is the food of love, and nobody is quite... More info

Against the backdrop of Hamlet, two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, take centre stage.  As the young double act stumble their way in and out of the action of Shakespeare’s iconic drama, they become increasingly out of their depth as their version of the story unfolds.  In a literary hall of mirrors, Stoppard’s brilliantly funny, existential labyrinth sees us witness the ultimate identity crisis.    

Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter... More info

Jude Law (The Young Pope, Closer) plays the magnetically handsome, down-at-heel Gino in a new stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti's penetrating social drama directed by award-winning Ivo van Hove (A View From the Bridge, Hedda Gabler).  Drifter Gino, powerful and graceful as a puma, encounters Giuseppe and his much younger, trapped wife Giovanna at their roadside restaurant and petrol station. He and Giovanna are so irresistibly attracted to one another they begin an affair while... More info

In the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college, Martha, much to her husband George’s displeasure, has invited the new professor and his wife to their home for some after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows and dawn approaches, the young couple are drawn into George and Martha’s toxic games until the evening reaches its climax in a moment of devastating truth-telling. 

Imelda Staunton (Vera Drake), Conleth Hill, Luke Treadaway and Imogen Poots star in James... More info

All children, except one, grow up…  When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily, and the vengeful Captain Hook await. A riot of magic, music and make-believe ensues in this lauded staging of J M Barrie's classic tale.

A delight for children and adults alike, Sally Cookson (NT Live: Jane Eyre) directs this wondrously inventive production, a co-... More info

The story has been told before, but never like this: an occupied desert nation, a radical from the wilderness on hunger strike, and girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world. This charged retelling turns the famous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a revolution.

Internationally acclaimed theatre director Yaël Farber (Les Blancs) draws on multiple accounts to create her urgent, hypnotic production which will be broadcast... More info

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.  This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse).

Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including... More info

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.  This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse).

Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including... More info

A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece. Set in contemporary London, Piper’s portrayal of a woman in her thirties desperate to conceive builds with elemental force to a staggering, shocking, climax.

The unmissable theatre phenomenon sold out at the Young Vic and critics call it ‘an extraordinary theatrical triumph’ (The Times) and ‘stunning, searing, unmissable’ (... More info

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